A program in avionics technology can teach students how to install, test, maintain and repair equipment in airplanes, helicopters and spacecraft. This equipment can include aircraft radio, navigational, missile guidance and radar systems. Certificate, diploma and degree programs in avionics are available at community colleges and universities. The three schools profiled below include two regional and one public research university that offer Bachelor of Science programs in aviation electronic systems, aviation maintenance management or aviation technologies.
1. Hampton University in Hampton, VA
|School Highlight: Hampton University offers 48 bachelor degree programs and 23 master degree programs, in addition to 8 doctorate programs, 4 associate degree programs and 5 certificates.|
In 2015, Hampton University was ranked #18 among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. At Hampton, students can enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Electronic Systems program. Once enrolled, students take courses in electrical engineering and learn how to work with hydraulic, electric and mechanical aviation systems.
2. Lewis University in Romeoville, IL
|School Highlight: 85% of students receive financial aid.|
As of 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lewis University #23 among regional universities in the Midwest. The university offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management with a specialization in avionics. Students who complete the program also receive an airframe and powerplant certificate and Lewis University Maintenance certificate approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
3. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL
|School Highlight: Southern Illinois University has 11 different schools and colleges.|
Southern Illinois University is a research-based school that offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technologies with a specialization in avionics. The school also offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management that includes training in avionics technology.
Top Avionics Repair and Maintenance Schools
|Atlanta Technical College||Diploma and certificate programs in avionics||Atlanta, GA|
|Baton Rouge Community College||Division of Transportation Tech offers various degree and certificate programs including Helicopter Flight Instructor and Helicopter Pilot Operations||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Broward College||Offers various degrees including AS in Aviation Management and an AS in Professional Pilot Technology||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Cochise College||Avionics Tech Certificate, AAS in Avionics Technology, AAS in Electronics Technology||Douglas, AZ|
|Middle Georgia State University||School of Aviation offers BS in Business Admin with aviation concentrations and there is also the AAS and certificate programs in aviation.||Macon, GA|
|Texas State Technical College||Offers training in a real avionics repair facility||Waco, TX|
|Vincennes University||Founded by President Harrison||Vincennes, IN|